Rough Mix

Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane release their classic on September 16, 1977. A few friends help out: Eric Clapton, John Entwistle, Charlie Watts, and Boz Burrell.

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Stormwatch

Released on September 14, 1979, it’s the last Tull album with the “classic” lineup as Barriemore Barlow, John Evan and David Palmer all left shortly after the album’s release. Stormwatch is also the last of their “folk-rock” trilogy. It’s also a very “environmental” record, highlighting the problems with oil and money. Thankfully, a few more people are paying attention (The Orange One not included.)

Highway 61 Revisited 

Released on August 30, 195, it’s #4 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time  and includes the greatest rock ‘n roll song of all time: “Like A Rolling Stone.”

Orpheus named the album after the highway which connected his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota, to southern cities famed for their musical heritage, including St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and the Delta blues area of Mississippi.